Many home appliance brands are currently obsessed with showing consumers how “smart” or “connected” their products are. While heating and air conditioning company Lennox has certainly taken part in this trend – one of its latest ads touts the brand’s iComfort S30 thermostat that can sense changes in your environment – the brand recently had a little fun by taking the spotlight off of functionality and instead showing how the brand’s appliances can help power an art installation.
For the campaign, called ‘Degrees of Perfect,’ Lennox enlisted the help of five street artists to create murals using thermochromic paint, which changes colors when exposed to hot or cold air. When heated air was applied to the murals, the thermochromic paint layer would disappear, revealing a different mural underneath. When exposed to cool air, the top layer would return.
The two-layer murals, which “could be heated and cooled with absolute precision,” were created by street artists Bacon, Dodo Ose, 123Klan, Slick and Zek One with the help of Lennox engineers.
Created by Austin-based GSD&M and production company A’shop Crew, the installation has been voted by readers as US Creative Work of the Week.
According to GSD&M, each artist was tasked with creating a mural around one of the following themes: clean air, solar power, intelligence, quiet systems and balance. Last month, the brand held an exhibition at The Container Yard in LA where visitors could check out the murals.
If you’d like to vote for next week’s US Creative Work of the Week, visit our US Creative Works here.
Chief Creative Officer: Jay Russell
Group Creative Directors: Bill Marceau, Kris Wixom, Alisa Wixom
Creative Directors: Ray Longoria, Sean Keith
ACD, Art Director: Kyle Mitchell
CD, Experience Design: Rye Clifton
ACD, Experience Design: Maria D’Amato
Writer: Jon Miller
Designer: Steve Wolf
Project Manager: Lauren Bowen
Director of Production: Jack Epsteen
Executive Producer: Laura Busino
Producer: Natalie Lum Freedman
Content, Print, and Art Producer: Kelly Grant
Digital Producer: Kate Blair
Account Leadership: Mark Durein, Claire Tudor
Marketplace Planning: John D’Acierno
Business Affairs Manager: Linda Nhan
Social Media Managers: Charlie Joslin and Eduardo Herrera
Media Planner: Molly Herman
Associate Media Director: Marianne Rush
Media Supervisor: Kelsey Caulkins
Communications Manager: Chelsey Korman
HVAC Engineers: Tom Johnson (Lennox Corporate), Alain Savard (Lennox Premier Dealer), Zack Giron and Yuval Giron – Lennox Premier Dealers from AZ Air Conditioning & Heating
Music: Toro Y Moi, starRo
Music Manager: Cameron Rath, owner of Vibe Coach
Production Company/Lead Artists: ASHOP CREW
Director: Fluke (President of ASHOP CREW)
Production: A’Shop Creative Studios, Inc.
Lead Artist/Curator: FLUKE
Project Coordinator: Pascale Godbout
Director of Photography/Editor: Mikael Carriau
Director of Photography/Editor: Jeremie Boivin
Artist: DODO OSE
Artist: ZEK ONE
Founder / CEO, DoStuff Media: Scott Owens
National Events Manager, DoStuff Media: Erin Shorts
DoLA Founder; Spaceland Presents President: Mitchell Frank
General Manager, DoLA: Ben de Ayora
Account Manager, DoLA: Melissa Aquino
Production Manager, DoLA: Jasper Kuo